Driver told he can't cover a route.

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by 542thruNthru, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I'll ask the question first and you can read the rest if you care to.

    Can a driver dictate who is not allowed to do his route?

    Two drivers in my center do not get along. They haven't for probably a couple years now.

    Driver A is a full time cover driver. He has done the route in question many times. Driver B recently won the route and because he does not like the other Driver he has told our center manager he can not do his route.

    Today Driver A was told he will not be covering the route next week even though he won the bid. He believes this is also because they want him to do a different route that no one wants to do.

    Our steward told Drive A to just drop it and not push the issue. Driver A is not happy because he enjoys the route and likes doing it.
     
  2. Rainman

    Rainman Its all good.

    Driver A needs to contact the BA.
     
  3. cafelatte

    cafelatte Member

    Didn't you say driver B won the bid for the route in question?
     
  4. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Is driver A the senior bid cover driver? If he is then he can do whatever route he wants when it is open.
     
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    A and B should have a pillow fight to settle there differences
     
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  6. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

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  7. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    Driver B won the bid as in it is now his route. Next week he is on vacation. Driver A won the bid to cover the route while he is on vacation.
     
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  8. cafelatte

    cafelatte Member

    Sounds cut and dry. The guy won the bid to cover for the week. That "should" be it. Seniority is one of the things we got
     
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  9. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    We don't bid to cover routes.
    Don't have ft cover although I'm unassigned and it's kind of the samething

    I walked in today, saw what I was on, said nope, went to the Diad office, grabbed what I had the seniority to take, showed the center manager, he said fine and i put my stuff in the car.


    While I don't have real experience with this I think the cover driver needs to contact the BA if the steward won't help him
     
  10. cafelatte

    cafelatte Member

    Some areas have been known to pick for the week on open routes. Curious on what the past precedence is for them
     
  11. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    I told him to call our BA. If he will do it I don't know.

    The problem I'm seeing is that this will cause more problems later if it is not handled correctly. I told the steward he shouldn't take one drivers side over the other. He should have given Driver A the info he needed instead of just saying let it go.

    Where does it stop? If this is not handled other drivers may start forbidding other drivers to do their route while on vacation.

    Would he just file on seniority?
     
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  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    That is what we do. The sheet goes up with all the open routes on it for the following week. You bid on the routes you wanna do. If you don't bid you get stuck with what's left.
     
  13. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    Driver B (the bid driver) has no right telling management who can or can not run his route while he is on vacation or just off for the day. Driver A (bid cover driver) has rights also. Unless the bid cover driver is doing something to sabotage the package car or the route (another issue) Driver B should let it go.
     
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  14. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I'm on vacation next week. Why would I give a crap who runs my route?
     
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  15. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    Me 2. And @IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U also! We should have a party!!!!
     
  16. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    R these "cover drivers" full time?
     
  17. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

    As for this thread , tuff toodles. You don't want so and so to cover your route. Too bad. It's not your company. Pound sand.
     
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  18. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Never mind just read the rest of it
     
  19. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Screw both of them..... and toss in a @turdferguson all should be well
     
  20. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

    There are driver I don't want to cover my route. They end up not covering my route. Survival of the fitest.